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Julie A. TetelJulie A. Tetel  
Professor of English and Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature

Office Location: 307A Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: jtetel@duke.edu

Teaching (Fall, 2015):

  • English 209s.01, The mind and language Synopsis
    Languages 207, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • English 390s-7.01, Sp topics in lang & lit Synopsis
    Allen 317, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Office Hours:

Fall 2014
Wednesday and Friday 9-10am and 1-2pm
or by Appointment


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A., University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Duke University


Julie Tetel Andresen writes in the field of linguistic historiography, focusing on French, German, and American theories of language from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. She is the author of Linguistics in America 1769-1924: A Critical History (Routledge, 1990, paperback edition 1996). She is currently writing a manuscript entitled Observing Linguistics to be finished in 2004. She served for five years as the Director of the Duke Univeristy-University of Bucharest, Romania Faculty Exchange. Between 1985 and 1997 she published sixteen historical novels with mass-market publishers. In 1997 she founded her own publishing company, with two imprints: Generation Books (non-fiction) and Madeira Books (fiction).

See article from Duke Magazine 25th Anniversary Issue

Tetel Andresen, Julie. 2010. Historiography's contribution to theoretical linguistics. In Douglas A. Kibee, (ed.), Chomskyan (R)evolutions. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 445-471.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. with Phillip M. Carter. Languages of the World. An Introduction through Culture and Cognition. Wiley-Blackwell.  2014.
  2.  Linguistics and Evolution. A Developmental Systems Theory Approach. Cambridge University Press, 2013.  [author's comments]
  3.  Toward a history of American Linguistics.  Language 86.1 (Spring, 2010).  [abs]
  4. "Historiography's contribution to theoretical linguistics." Chomskyan Evolutions and Revolutions: Essays in Honor of E.F.K. Koerner. Ed. Douglas Kibbee. John Benjamins, January, 2010. 443-469.  [abs]
  5.  William Dwight Whitney in Perspective.  Metascience (Winter, 2006).

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